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Vardan Markosyan
Vardan Markosyan
Executive Director, Luys Cultural, Scientific, Educational Foundation

Vardan Markosyan has been the head of the foundation since its inception.He is a graduate of the National Academy of Sciences... Full bio

Vardan Markosyan Vardan Markosyan

Executive Director, Luys Cultural, Scientific, Educational Foundation



Vardan Markosyan has been the head of the foundation since its inception.
He is a graduate of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia (NAS RA) Institute of Economics, where he defended his PhD dissertation, as well as a scholar recipient at the New Economic School (NES) in Moscow. In 2001 the NAS RA and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation awarded him the Best Young Scientist in the Field of Economics prize. His three-year graduate program to study the education and cultural heritage of the Soviet Union has been funded by the International Higher Education Support Program (HESP) of the Open Society Institute (OSI). He has also received scholarships from the Economics Education and Research Center (EERC) and the Global Development Network (GDN) for his research project. He has undergone trainings in the United States (Community Connections Program) and Japan (JAICA Internship Program) in the field of business management.
He has participated in a number of activities in Armenia focused on economic development strategies as well as institutional reforms. He has authored and co-authored over 30 research papers. He has teaching experience at a number of universities in Armenia, and he has spoken at international conferences. He has lived and worked in different countries around the world. He also has experience managing companies that work in scholarly research.

Jacqueline Karaaslanian
Jacqueline Karaaslanian
Executive Director, Luys Education

Jacqueline Karaaslanian is Executive Director for Luys Education. She has experience in leading collaborative design,... Full bio

Jacqueline Karaaslanian Jacqueline Karaaslanian

Executive Director, Luys Education



Jacqueline Karaaslanian is Executive Director for Luys Education.

She has experience in leading collaborative design, strategy building, and management of large-scale educational programs worldwide. She worked with the founding members of the MIT Media Lab at its initial inception where she worked for over 25 years as Director of Special Projects for the Future of Learning Group and Media Fabrics Group. She has been instrumental in building projects with the MIT research teams and going from design to full implementation of avant-garde technology rich learning environments.

Since 2009 she has been living and working in Armenia were she heads the educational mission of the Luys Foundation. She simultaneously manages the granting of Scholarships to students worldwide, and the development of projects scholars are seeding. The projects cover a vast range of expertise and create powerful collaborations between people who are both thinkers and doers. Luys scholars have a chance to put their knowledge at work and become agents of change.

“Luys scholars are creating the indispensable “brain circulation” that also brings know-how to transition from Academic life to real life. The Luys students will become agents of positive change for economic and cultural growth.”
J. Karaaslanian

Gayane Ghumashyan
Gayane Ghumashyan
Senior Operations Manager

Gayane Ghumashyan is responsible for leading and coordinating the many programs, initiatives, and special projects of Luys. Some... Full bio

Gayane Ghumashyan Gayane Ghumashyan

Senior Operations Manager
Email: gayane@luys.am


Gayane Ghumashyan is responsible for leading and coordinating the many programs, initiatives, and special projects of Luys. Some noteworthy examples include the Luys flagship Develop Armenia Program as well as the Mentorship Initiative. The various programs which Gayane implements and oversees realize Luys’ vision of fusing local and international talent to develop Armenian communities. Her strong leadership, sharp intelligence and unwavering energy are central to Luys’ success, and inherently visible in the tremendous quality of the results she produces.

Gayane was born in Yerevan, Armenia and is a graduate of Yerevan State Linguistic University. Before Luys, Gayane worked as a Managing Director for the Australian travel company.

Harout Abrahamyan
Harout Abrahamyan
Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

As the CTO - Chief Technology Officer, Harout Abrahamyan has been with the Luys Foundation since its inception. He has built... Full bio

Harout Abrahamyan Harout Abrahamyan

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
Email: harout@luys.am


As the CTO - Chief Technology Officer, Harout Abrahamyan has been with the Luys Foundation since its inception. He has built Luys’ comprehensive web presence from scratch, including the website, social media profiles and the blog. In addition to his technical and graphical contributions to Luys’ online activities, Harout works as an educator to foster technological fluency among the Armenian youth through various projects (teaching Hyperscore, Scratch, etc.) in order to inspire kids to become tech-savvy creators rather than consumers of technology.

Harout has earned both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Programming from the State Engineering University of Armenia. Prior to joining Luys, he worked at Lycos Armenia, a top internet portal company, as a Quality Assurance Engineer and Web Developer for three years.

Hayk Mikayelyan
Hayk Mikayelyan
Programmer

Hayk Mikayelyan's role centers on developing and maintaining the Luys websites as well as creating online platforms to facilitate... Full bio

Hayk Mikayelyan Hayk Mikayelyan

Programmer
Email: hayk@luys.am


Hayk Mikayelyan's role centers on developing and maintaining the Luys websites as well as creating online platforms to facilitate cross-border collaboration among Luys students spread all over the world. Keeping abreast of emerging new technologies and introducing them to the Luys team is yet another facet of his job.

Hayk holds a Bachelor’s degree in Informatics and Computer Science with Honors from the State Engineering University of Armenia. He has additionally completed a six-month course run by Luys scholars on the nitty-gritty details of business application development. He is successfully juggling several pursuits: part-time employment at Luys, freelance web development (since 2008), and graduate studies in Informatics and Computer Engineering at the International Scientific-Educational Center of the National Academy of Sciences. He is also Vice President of the Union of Armenian Magicians.

Sona Markosyan
Sona Markosyan
Chief Accountant

As the Chief Accountant at Luys, Sona manages the full spectrum of financial operations. She has vast experience as an accountant,... Full bio

Sona Markosyan Sona Markosyan

Chief Accountant
Email: sona@luys.am


As the Chief Accountant at Luys, Sona manages the full spectrum of financial operations. She has vast experience as an accountant, having worked for local and international companies. She is a graduate of the Conducting Department at Yerevan State College of Humanities and the Ural State University of Economics. Sona also holds a Master’s degree in Accounting and Auditing from the International Accountancy Training Centre.

Hayk Tsaturyan
Hayk Tsaturyan
Mentorship Community Coordinator

As the Coordinator of Mentorship community, Hayk’s responsibilities include coordinating the collaboration between mentors (Luys... Full bio

Hayk Tsaturyan Hayk Tsaturyan

Mentorship Community Coordinator
Email: hayk.tsaturyan@luys.am


As the Coordinator of Mentorship community, Hayk’s responsibilities include coordinating the collaboration between mentors (Luys Scholars) and mentees (young people in Armenia), and organizing various educational, cultural and developmental events in the frames of Mentorship community, which has about 250 members. Hayk is also responsible for designing and implementing the projects promoting mentees’ personal and professional development.

Hayk holds his bachelor’s and master’s degree in physics from Yerevan State University. Currently he is pursuing his doctoral degree at the same university, specializing in biophysics. Before joining Luys in 2013, he was involved in the number of various projects, thus gaining rich experience in nonprofit sector.

Karine Evoyan
Karine Evoyan
Content Manager

Karine Evoyan is in charge of managing all content produced by Luys in three languages, Armenian, English and Russian. Karine is... Full bio

Karine Evoyan Karine Evoyan

Content Manager
Email: karine.evoyan@luys.am


Karine Evoyan is in charge of managing all content produced by Luys in three languages, Armenian, English and Russian. Karine is supervising all translation works and controlling its quality. She also supervises all communication to journals or the press. Karine is also in charge of social media management.
Karine Evoyan holds a Masters degree from Yerevan State Linguistic University, having graduated with honors. Currently she is also completing her PhD research in French Literature.
Prior to joining Luys, Karine worked primarily for the tourism industry as tour manager. She also writes poetry and prose and keeps inspiring the Luys team and scholars with key and rich concepts and ideas from Armenian authors and literature that are in synchronicity with the current works and ideas. She makes sure that we continuously celebrate our rich and ever creative Armenian Culture as we also embrace and celebrate the world's best.

Armen Nersesyan
Armen Nersesyan
Scholarship Liaison

Armen Nersesyan is responsible for managing the Luys Scholarship Program. He also coordinates the Luys Internship community,... Full bio

Armen Nersesyan Armen Nersesyan

Scholarship Liaison
Email: armen.nersesyan@luys.am


Armen Nersesyan is responsible for managing the Luys Scholarship Program. He also coordinates the Luys Internship community, responsible for the professional skills development of interns, their gaining of new knowledge and implementation.
Armen graduated from the Department of Physics at Yerevan State University. He was drafted into the armed forces of the Republic of Armenia in 2010. He was discharged from the army in 2012 and holds the rank of Reserve Lieutenant. In 2014 he received his Masters in Physics at Yerevan State University.

Tatevik Kocharyan
Tatevik Kocharyan
Internship Community Coordinator

Tatevik Kocharyan holds an honors Master's Degree from the Armenian State University of Economics, Department of the Regulation... Full bio

Tatevik Kocharyan Tatevik Kocharyan

Internship Community Coordinator
Email: tatevik@luys.am


Tatevik Kocharyan holds an honors Master's Degree from the Armenian State University of Economics, Department of the Regulation of Economy and International Economic Relations (Chair of Environmental Economics).  In 2012-2013, Tatevik applied to the Luys Mentorship Program and became a team member of the Develop Armenia Together Program in Gargar and Tsapatagh villages, and in 2014 successfully completed the Luys Internship Program. Having joined Luys staff in 2015, Tatevik coordinates and manages the Luys Internship community, and is responsible for interns' development of professional skills and their gaining of new knowledge and its implementation.

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